The New York Times’ resident right wing-nut, Bill Kristol, is on his shrink’s couch in public today. He takes us through his manic-depressive mood swings last Friday, contemplating a possible Obama victory in November.
Maybe they’ll decide it’s more important to have John McCain as commander in chief than Barack Obama as orator in chief. Maybe they’ll further suspect that 200,000 Germans can’t be right. I was cheered up by this notion.
But the next morning, as I drove around the Washington suburbs, I saw not one but two cars — rather nice cars, as it happens — festooned with the Obama campaign bumper sticker “got hope?” And I relapsed into moroseness.
The fact that Bi-polar Bill can’t imagine why someone with a “rather nice car”, could be displaying an Obama sticker, gets to the heart of the Neo-con dilemma. As he tells his shrink, “These people are class traitors.”
If you want to have a laugh, just tune into Rush Limbaugh some morning and listen to him go through a similar public manic-depressive episode. It’s a hoot. This is the beginning of the Big Conservative Crack-up. Get out the Oxycontin and the Thorazine.